Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Re: New Member, Why we lurk
Skellator, </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
I've tried to find some of my old post's by way of the search button and have never turned up what I was looking for.
[/ QUOTE ] Finding your old post is not hard if you remember what you wrote. That'st the rub... how do you remember everything you write?
IMHO, one of the best things you can do to find your old posts is to adopt a certian writing style, or word usage. This way you can often zero in on your post very quickly.... because you're about the only person who'd write that way!
Majordawg </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
I did not see any flaming responses to any of BlueYJ's posted questions, so what's his priviledge for attacking anybody?
[/ QUOTE ]As for flaming... I'm not going to tolerate any of that stuff on this froum as long as I'm a moderator. What's the defination of flaming? IMHO... it's when the discusion becomes personal and name calling starts. Calling a person down for not obeying this rule, or another, as an example, is perhaps considered rude to a new user but also IMHO asking for fairness and that all participants should know and play nice by the same rules. It's not too different than playing in a sandbox.
I think that's why you didn't see any flaming of BlueYJ... flames don't do anything but create more heat. When there's more heat than light I'll lock, or close, the thread. Believe me he didn't have any special dispensation. I ain't the Pope.
There are lots of questions that can be deemed "stupid" by ol' timers like myself, but hey, we were all new owners at one time. I remembe looking at my first BBD carburator and wondering just why I bought my Jeep. Now a few years later I know a thing or two about 'em.
All I ask is that you participate, be nice and multiply your knowledge. Lurking is fine, but then we can't get to pick your brain. Two heads are better than one, and me, I like to know what I know, and what you know too! The only way that can happen is if we all participate in the exchange of ideas.
I picked up a hot-rod magazine today and started reading. Now all my life I've raised kids... and hot-rods never interested me.. never enough money to even feed the kids... a Hot-rod would be a marriage buster. But in the 20 minutes I was reading that one issue.. I had my eyes opened to just how much cross over knowledge that hobby has and could transfer to mine. I just wish I could get a few serious hot-rodder's to come on the foum and share what they know.
Knowledge is power.
Wisdom is knowing how to use the knowledge.
Thanks for the critique of the SWB forum. It's always welcome and always needed. When ever you have an idea or a thought that would help please don't hesitate to PM an admin or myself. I can't answer for Admins... but I do answer my Email within a few hours... or days, if I've been away and I'm not afraid of a little constructive critisim when it's warranted. You may not like the answer you get from me, but you will get an answer... it will be clear and you will know where I stand, and why.